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Trump’s E.P.A. Chemical Safety Nominee Withdraws

The nominee, Michael L. Dourson, had faced criticism on several fronts for his ties to the chemical industry.

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Nominee for EPA chemical safety withdraws: Bloomberg

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former chemical industry consultant nominated by the Trump administration to head the Environmental Protection Agency's chemical safety and pollution prevention office has withdrawn his nomination, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

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Fed lifts interest rates, keeps 2018 policy outlook unchanged

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, as anticipated, but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers projected a short-term acceleration in U.S. economic growth.

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UPDATE 7-Oil slips as U.S. gasoline stock build overshadows crude draw

* U.S. crude stocks down 5.1 mln bbls, gasoline up 5.7 mln-EIA

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Fed raises interest rates, keeps 2018 policy outlook unchanged

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, as anticipated, but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers projected a short-term acceleration in U.S. economic growth.

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UPDATE 6-Oil slips as U.S. gasoline stock build overshadows crude draw

* U.S. crude stocks down 5.1 mln bbls, gasoline up 5.7 mln-EIA

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EU reopens feud over quotas for hosting refugees

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Rivals from the two sides of the European Union's migration dispute will meet in Brussels on Thursday in a goodwill gesture just as the bloc reopens a bitter feud over hosting refugees.

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Airplane draws one-of-a-kind Christmas tree in the sky

An Airbus plane out of Hamburg, Germany, took a particularly festive flight on Wednesday, mapping out an intricate Christmas tree over the country that could be clearly seen on flight radar sites.

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UPDATE 5-Oil mixed after U.S. crude stocks draw; Forties outage lends support

* Britain's biggest pipeline likely to be shut for several weeks

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Oil up on U.S. crude stocks draw, Forties outage supports

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Wednesday as industry data showed a larger-than-expected drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles, while expectations for an extended shutdown of a major North Sea crude pipeline also continued to bolster markets.

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Best of Late Night: Roy Moore’s Horse Ride Draws Late-Night Ridicule

Stephen Colbert and other late-night hosts made fun of the losing Alabama Senate candidate for riding a horse to the polls.

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UPDATE 2-Oil prices recover on big US crude stock drawdown, pipeline shutdown supports

* Britain's biggest pipeline likely to be shut for several weeks

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Presumed North Korean ghost ship washes ashore

Another presumed North Korean vessel has washed up on Japan's shores, with at least one dead body on board.

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On Soccer: This Premier League Player’s Position? Left Out

Fans think Stuart Taylor has it made: a Premier League salary and a job he is rarely asked to perform. But his long career as a third-choice goalkeeper isn’t the one he saw for himself.

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Oil prices recover on big U.S. crude stock drawdown, pipeline shutdown supports

TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Wednesday as industry data showed a larger-than-expected drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles, while expectations for an extended shutdown of a major North Sea crude pipeline also continued to bolster markets.

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Oil recovers on big U.S. crude stock drawdown

TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices rose in early Asian trade on Wednesday as industry data showed a larger-than-expected drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles.

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Senate leader says he's confident of deal to keep government open after Dec. 22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he was confident the U.S. Congress would be able to reach an agreement to fund the government when the current spending bill ends on Dec. 22 and that there would be no forced government shutdown.

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Trump administration holds talks with airlines, keeps pressure on Gulf carriers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration met with major airlines on Tuesday to discuss complaints that some Gulf states are unfairly subsidizing state-owned carriers, keeping up pressure on the Middle East airlines at the center of a spat with U.S. rivals.

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Lafarge paid 13 million euros to armed groups to keep operating in Syria: rights group

PARIS (Reuters) - French cement group Lafarge paid close to 13 million euros ($15.2 million) to armed groups including Islamic State militants to keep operating in Syria from 2011-2015, human rights lawyers said on Tuesday.

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EU pushes to curb Africa migration more, still split on hosting refugees

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will discuss how to further curb immigration from across the Mediterranean over dinner on Thursday, but are as divided as ever on how to take care of refugees who still make it to Europe.

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White House to host fresh biofuels talks to help refiners: sources

(Reuters) - The White House will host talks between the rival oil and ethanol industries on Wednesday in hopes of brokering a deal to help refiners struggling to meet the country's biofuels policy, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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Russia not withdrawing forces from Syria, Pentagon says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it has not observed any meaningful withdrawal of Russian combat forces from Syria, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement on Monday of a significant pullout.

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White House to host fresh biofuels talks to help refiners -sources

Dec 12 (Reuters) - The White House will host talks between the rival oil and ethanol industries on Wednesday in hopes of brokering a deal to help refiners struggling to meet the country's biofuels policy, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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Russia will keep bases in Syria to strike at insurgents: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will keep a naval and an air base in Syria capable of carrying out strikes against insurgents if required after a partial military pull-out announced by President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

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New York comptroller to withdraw Exxon shareholder climate proposal

BOSTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli plans to withdraw a shareholder proposal it had filed for Exxon Mobil Corp annual meeting next year, his office said in a press release on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Drawbridge Health And Thorne Research Announce Strategic Collaboration

* GENERAL ELECTRIC CO - DRAWBRIDGE HEALTH AND THORNE RESEARCH ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC COLLABORATION Source text - http://bit.ly/2AMRkVN Further company coverage:

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Macron seeks climate action after U.S. withdrawal from Paris accord

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron is urging wealthy countries and global companies to commit more funds to combating global warming and help poorer nations deal with the impact of climate change.

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Russia will keep bases in Syria to strike at 'terrorists': Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will keep a naval and an air base in Syria capable of carrying out strikes against "terrorists" if required after a partial military pull-out announced by President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Texas Congressman Runs What Aides Call a Hostile Workplace

Representative Blake Farenthold, the subject of an ethics investigation, set the tone for off-color jokes and inappropriate banter, legal documents and interviews with former aides suggest.

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If Moore wins, GOP leaders may keep him off committees

Republican leaders won't commit to giving Roy Moore a seat on any Senate committee if he wins Tuesday's race for the Alabama seat, a highly unusual move showcasing internal tensions between the controversial candidate and his prospective colleagues.

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Fidelity keeps $2 billion mandate in New York after star manager's departure

BOSTON (Reuters) - A large New York state retirement plan said on Monday it would keep a popular Fidelity tech fund, whose portfolio manager recently left the company after being accused of sexual...

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UPDATE 1-Fidelity keeps $2 bln mandate in New York after star manager's departure

BOSTON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - A large New York state retirement plan said on Monday it would keep a popular Fidelity tech fund, whose portfolio manager recently left the company after being accused of sexual harassment, to manage about 10 percent of its assets.

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Fidelity fund keeps $2 billion mandate in New York after manager's departure

BOSTON (Reuters) - A popular Fidelity Investments tech fund, whose manager left the company after being accused of sexual harassment, has retained a mandate to manage more than $2 billion for a New...

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Fidelity fund keeps $2 bln mandate in New York after manager's departure

BOSTON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - A popular Fidelity Investments tech fund, whose manager left the company after being accused of sexual harassment, has retained a mandate to manage more than $2 billion for a New York state retirement plan.

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PM May's deputy to keep job after pornography claims, ITV says

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's senior minister will not have to resign over claims that police found pornography on a work computer and that he made an inappropriate sexual advance against a young woman, ITV political editor Robert Peston said on Monday.

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CanniMed asks Canadian regulators to intervene in hostile Aurora bid

Dec 11 (Reuters) - Medical marijuana company CanniMed Therapeutics Inc has asked Canadian regulators to intervene as it seeks to prevent a hostile takeover by bigger rival Aurora Cannabis Inc.

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HSBC draws line under Mexican cartel case after five-years on probation

LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC drew a line under its punishment for lapses in anti-money laundering controls on Monday, saying the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) would end its deferred prosecution agreement, lifting the threat of further penalties.

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Putin orders 'significant part' of Russian forces in Syria to withdraw

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin ordered "a significant part" of Russia's military contingent in Syria to start withdrawing on Monday, saying Moscow and Damascus had achieved their mission of destroying Islamic State in just over two years.

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Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops in visit to Syrian base

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during a visit to the war-torn country on Monday.

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GLOBAL-MARKETS-Bitcoin futures steal spotlight, momentum keeps pushing stocks up

* Expectant dollar hovers ahead of Fed rate rise (Updates prices, adds detail)

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Keeping tabs on your kids' screen time

When it comes to mobile devices, how much screen time is too much for your kids? CNN's Jacqueline Howard has the details.

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Bitcoin futures steal spotlight, momentum keeps pushing stocks up

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks climbed and equity volatility neared a record low on Monday as investors focused on signs of strong economic growth ahead of a slew of central bank rate decisions, while the launch of bitcoin futures fed the market's cryptocurrency obsession.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Bitcoin futures steal spotlight, momentum keeps pushing stocks up

LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - World stocks climbed and equity volatility neared a record low on Monday as investors focused on signs of strong economic growth ahead of a slew of central bank rate decisions, while the launch of bitcoin futures fed the market's cryptocurrency obsession.

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Carl Bernstein: Fox hosts are abetting a cover-up

Carl Bernstein says that many Fox News hosts are "abetting a cover-up" by attacking Robert Mueller's investigation while seeming oblivious to the President Trump's factual errors.

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Gilead's new drug keeps 56 percent of lymphoma trial patients alive

(Reuters) - More than half of trial patients with an advanced, aggressive form of blood cancer lived for at least a year after one-time treatment with Yescarta, a novel therapy sold by Gilead Sciences Inc, according to study results presented on Sunday.

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Gilead's new drug keeps 56 pct of lymphoma trial patients alive

Dec 10 (Reuters) - More than half of trial patients with an advanced, aggressive form of blood cancer lived for at least a year after one-time treatment with Yescarta, a novel therapy sold by Gilead Sciences Inc, according to study results presented on Sunday.

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'Jumanji' draws new players into the game

Grading on the "Baywatch"-deflated scale of 2017 The Rock reboot roles, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" turns out to be surprisingly fun, infusing the premise with a "The Breakfast Club" twist while accentuating the comedy. For those seeking a yuletide movie-going alternative to awards bait and "Star Wars," this game-inspired offering is worth giving a spin.

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Soccer: Japanese and North Korean fans brush off 'irrelevant' politics

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and North Korea met on Saturday in what had the potential to be a tumultuous soccer match but spectators largely shrugged off the tensions between the two countries and focused on supporting their teams.

Hotels and Travel Lodgings nytimes.com

Can Marriott Keep Starwood’s Culture of Cool, and Its Customers?

For the Marriott-Starwood combination to succeed, top-tier loyalty program members like our writer must not flee. Here’s what would keep him in the fold.

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Soccer: Garber quizzed on plodding progress of Beckham franchise

TORONTO (Reuters - Ever since David Beckham ended his playing career in 2013 it has become a Major League Soccer tradition that commissioner Don Garber is asked during his annual state of the league address about the former-England captain's effort to bring a franchise to Miami.

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Rebels kill 15 peacekeepers in Congo in worst attack on U.N. in recent history

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Suspected Ugandan rebels killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in a raid on a base in Congo that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called the worst attack on the organization in recent history.

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At Least 12 U.N. Peacekeepers Are Killed in Congo

The killings of peacekeepers from Tanzania on Thursday night was one of the deadliest assaults against the organization’s forces.

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Rebels kill 14 peacekeepers in Congo in worst attack on U.N. in recent history

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Rebels killed at least 14 U.N. peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in Congo and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday the attack that targeted troops from Tanzania was the worst in recent history.

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The Polish Parliament Reshapes Courts, Drawing Criticism

Critics say the new legislation threatens judicial independence, and is little different from similar measures that were rejected last summer.

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Fourteen peacekeepers, five Congo soldiers, killed in Congo attack: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS/ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Suspected militiamen killed at least 14 U.N. peacekeepers and five Congolese soldiers in an attack on a United Nations base in eastern Congo on Thursday night, the U.N. mission said on Friday.

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Americans keep waiting for bigger paychecks

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14 UN peacekeepers killed in Congo attack

At least 14 United Nations peacekeepers were killed and 40 others were wounded in an attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to two UN officials. The incident took place in North Kivu, located in the eastern part of the country.

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'Large number' of peacekeepers killed and wounded in Congo: U.N. official

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - A "large number" of U.N. peacekeepers were killed or wounded in an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province late on Thursday, a senior U.N. official said on Twitter on Friday.

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E.U. and Japan Reach Deal to Keep ‘Flag of Free Trade Waving High’

The agreement would cover more than a quarter of the world’s economy. Leaders on both sides said it carried strategic as well as economic importance.

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Falcons stop Saints to keep division hopes alive

(The Sports Xchange) - Atlanta linebacker Deion Jones intercepted a Drew Brees pass in the end zone with less than two minutes remaining to preserve the NFC South champion Falcons' 20-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday.

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Soccer: Born in Japan, playing for North Korea under shadow of missile crisis

TOKYO (Reuters) - Born and raised in Japan, three North Korean soccer players are expecting to face boos from the home crowd in a match that comes less than two weeks after the latest North Korean test missile splashed into the Sea of Japan.

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First on CNN: Hatch hosting re-election fundraiser in January

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch is hosting a re-election fundraiser in early January, according to an invitation obtained by CNN, stoking further intrigue about a Senate seat that's being eyed by Mitt Romney.

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Alibaba redraws retail fault lines with bricks-and-mortar push

HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - In a small village shop near the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, store owner Lu Qiwei uses his smartphone to place orders to refill stocks of instant noodles, rice and drinks.

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Mysterious ghost ships in Japan raise concern

Dozens of ships have washed up on Japan's west coast this month, some with bodies on board, and while authorities haven't confirmed their origin, signs suggest they're from North Korea. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Stelter: Fox's pro-Trump hosts work overtime to discredit Mueller

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

House Passes Two-Week Stopgap Bill to Keep Government Funded

Faced with a Friday deadline to pass a government funding measure, the House passed on Thursday a two-week fix to buy more time for negotiations.

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‘It Burns and It Keeps Burning’: Scenes From Southern California’s Wildfires

Wildfires have burned more than 100,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Fighting them were professionals and homeowners with garden hoses.

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Ex-Fox News host won't rule out Senate run

Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson declined Thursday to rule out a run for the US Senate, telling CNN's Poppy Harlow and John Berman that she's been asked to run in her home state of Connecticut.

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BRIEF-Kalytera Therapeutics Says ‍Results Of Phase 2 Clinical Study In Prevention Of Graft Versus Host Disease​ Are Expected By Q3 2018

* KALYTERA ANNOUNCES INITIATION OF PHASE 2 CLINICAL STUDY IN PREVENTION OF GRAFT VERSUS HOST DISEASE AND AGREEMENT WITH THE SALZMAN GROUP OF ISRAEL TO MANAGE AND PARTIALLY FUND THE STUDY TO BE LED BY A WORLD CLASS TEAM

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Ghostly Boats Carry North Korean Crews, Dead and Alive, to Japan

This year, 76 North Korean vessels have washed up, many carrying dead crew. The ghostly armada appears to be disabled fishing boats that drifted on currents.

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Tillerson: Russia sanctions will stay until it withdraws from Ukraine

VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. sanctions against Moscow will remain in place until Russia withdraws from Ukraine, United States Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said on Thursday, speaking in front of his Russian counterpart at a security conference in Vienna.

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Is hostile architecture designing people out of cities?

Spiked or sloped benches. Bolts installed on shop doorsteps and windowsills. Water features that operate at surprising intervals on flat surfaces.

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BRIEF-‍Lundin Gold Draws $40 Mln Under Gold Prepay Facility

* ‍LUNDIN GOLD DRAWS US$40 MILLION UNDER GOLD PREPAY FACILITY AS IT CONTINUES TO ADVANCE FRUTA DEL NORTE​

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

On Sexual Misconduct, Gillibrand Keeps Herself at the Fore

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was the first in what would become a chorus of Democratic senators to call for their colleague Al Franken to resign.

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Exclusive: Uber paid 20-year-old Florida man to keep data breach secret - sources

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc last year and was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called "bug bounty" program normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities, three people familiar with the events have told Reuters.

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The campaign promise Trump chose to keep

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WNYC hosts put on leave amid investigation

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Tillerson takes tough line on Russia, open to peacekeepers

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday there could be no normal relations with Russia until Moscow ended its support for separatists in Ukraine and returned Crimea, in comments likely to reassure Western allies.

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BRIEF-Clearsign announces request to withdraw S-1 registration statement

* CLEARSIGN ANNOUNCES REQUEST TO WITHDRAW S-1 REGISTRATION STATEMENT

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Soccer: Kuwait's international ban lifted after more than two years

ZURICH (Reuters) - Kuwait can return to international football following an absence of more than two years after FIFA lifted a ban on the country's football association on Wednesday.

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Europe's exchanges keep research buzz alive for small companies

* Rules set to curb research on small and mid-sized companies

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China's smog-plagued Hebei draws up environmental tax plan

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The smog-prone northern Chinese province of Hebei has drawn up plans to launch a comprehensive environmental protection tax starting in the new year that will give more incentives for local polluters to clean up, it said on Wednesday.

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Soccer: Seattle out to silence critics in MLS Cup rematch

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Seattle Sounders hope to silence critics in Saturday's MLS Cup rematch with Toronto FC following last year's triumph on penalty kicks after they failed to put a single shot on goal during regulation.

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UPDATE 3-Canada's Trudeau says will keep exploring trade deal with China

BEIJING, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Canada's trade minister extended his stay in Beijing on Tuesday in a bid to salvage early talks on a free trade agreement with China, but Canada faces tough choices after the United States threatened to pull out of NAFTA.

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Lebanon's Hariri rescinds resignation, drawing line under crisis

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri rescinded his resignation on Tuesday, drawing a line under a month-long crisis triggered when he announced from Riyadh that he was stepping down and remained outside Lebanon for weeks.

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Spain withdraws international arrest warrant for Catalonia former politicians

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Supreme Court said on Tuesday it had withdrawn an international arrest warrant for Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his cabinet members saying the politicians had shown willingness to return to Spain.

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FTSE keeps Europe steady as sterling suffers Brexit blow

LONDON (Reuters) - European markets started firmly on Tuesday, as a hit to the pound from stalled Brexit talks lifted London's FTSE and economic data pointed to the euro zone finishing the year strongly.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-FTSE keeps Europe steady as sterling suffers Brexit blow

* European shares steady after upbeat euro zone data, FTSE gains

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Kremlin to defend athletes against doping allegations, keep IOC ties

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will defend its athletes against doping allegations and work to preserve its ties with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

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Melbourne's Metropolitan Golf Club to host 2018 World Cup

(Reuters) - Melbourne will host the World Cup of Golf for the third consecutive time with the 59th edition of the event to be held at the Metropolitan Golf Club from Nov. 21-25, 2018, tournament organizers said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 2-Canada's Trudeau says will keep exploring trade deal with China

BEIJING, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Canada will continue to explore a free trade agreement with China, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, as it weighs its options after the United States threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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Somalia's peacekeeping mission could be hurt by cut in force size: mission chief

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The African Union's plan to trim its Somalia peacekeeping force (AMISOM) will hurt the mission unless extra equipment is found to offset the troop decrease, the mission's leader told Reuters on Monday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Ghost of Steve Bannon

He is still guiding Trump’s ideology.

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Women will host CBS and NBC morning shows this week

Two network news morning shows, two all-women lineups.

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Analysis: Why Trump keeps telling us he's not worried about Flynn

President Donald Trump wants you to know one thing about former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea for lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russians during the 2016 campaign: He's not worried about it. Not at all. Zero percent. Nada. Zilch.

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Weightlifting: Egypt and Colombia take gold, hosts U.S. make podium

ANAHEIM (Reuters) - Egypt and Colombia took the titles on day five of the weightlifting World Championships while Mattie Rogers was one of two medalists for the United States on Saturday.

Federal Budget (US) nytimes.com

Editorial: Tasks for Congress: Ignore President, Keep Government Open …

Congress faces much unfinished business this month. Working around Mr. Trump would help them get it done.

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Liverpool and Chelsea keep up chase behind City; Spurs held

LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool and Chelsea maintained their pursuit of runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City with comfortable wins on Saturday but Tottenham Hotspur dropped further off the pace with a disappointing 1-1 draw at Watford.

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Missing teen found safe with soccer coach

A Florida teenager who was reported missing Sunday was found safe about 1,000 miles away in New York with a 27-year-old soccer coach, who was taken into custody, according to the Columbia County, Florida Sheriff's Office.

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Adidas expects big boost from soccer World Cup

BERLIN, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Adidas expects a big increase in sales of soccer jerseys from the 2018 World Cup in Russia helped by its sponsorship of three of the top teams, the German sportswear maker's chief executive was quoted as saying on Saturday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump to Keep Embassy in Tel Aviv, but Recognize Jerusalem as Capital

The president is trying to appease evangelical supporters and powerful Jewish donors even as he works to avoid derailing his administration’s peace efforts.

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Fear of missing out keeps investors in stocks despite risks

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Wall Street's fear of missing out on a relentless rally appears to be trumping rising political risk in a high-stakes December in Washington.

Soccer nytimes.com

On Soccer: Applause at the Draw, but Will Russia Keep Cheering?

The host country got a favorable draw, but it will be up to other teams, and to FIFA, to make the best of the situation if the Russians go out early.

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Russia to kick off soccer World Cup against Saudis, Germany face Mexico

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Hosts Russia will kick off next year's World Cup finals versus Saudi Arabia in Moscow and defending champions Germany will start against Mexico after Friday's draw threw up some mouthwatering clashes.

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Russia 2018 World Cup draw — Live!

After almost three years of qualifying, 868 matches and 2454 goals, it has all come down to this.

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U.S. Will Keep Older Cluster Munitions, a Weapon Banned by 102 Nations

The Pentagon intends to keep indefinitely its legacy cluster munitions, more than 1.5 million of which are in South Korea.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Remembering the Victims of the Ghost Ship Fire

Friday: Ghost Ship anniversary, Kate Steinle verdict, Salinas Valley four decades later.

World Cup 2018 (Soccer) nytimes.com

World Cup 2018 Draw: Live Updates and Analysis

FIFA will place the 32 qualified teams for next summer’s World Cup into their first-round groups on Friday.

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White House staff exits likely as Trump's first year draws to a close: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's expected exit from the Trump administration is one of many staff changes likely as President Donald Trump nears the end of his first year in office, with sources saying top economic adviser Gary Cohn and son-in-law Jared Kushner could be among those who depart.

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Missing Florida girl spotted with soccer coach

Caitlyn Frisina's parents discovered their 17-year-old daughter was missing from their Florida home Sunday morning. Now, police are tracking Frisina and a 27-year-old soccer coach across multiple states.

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World Cup draw provides welcome distraction for Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will host the 2018 World Cup draw on Friday, the glittering ceremony providing a welcome distraction to the unrelenting diet of doping and corruption news that has sullied the nation's sporting reputation in recent years.

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U.S. EPA ups biofuel targets slightly, draws scorn from refiners

(Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it will require fuel companies to blend slightly more biofuels into the nation's gasoline and diesel next year, angering oil refiners who view them as a competitive threat.

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Soccer - World Cup draw offers welcome distraction for Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will host the 2018 World Cup draw on Friday, the glittering ceremony providing a welcome distraction to the unrelenting diet of doping and corruption news that has sullied the nation's sporting reputation in recent years.

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Column: To the year-end checklist, add mandatory retirement withdrawals

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Nothing good lasts forever, and so it is with tax-deferred retirement saving - that is, the deferred part.

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EU, U.N. and African leaders draw up emergency plan for migrants in Libya

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The European Union, United Nations and African Union have agreed to an emergency plan to dismantle people smuggling networks and repatriate stranded migrants in an effort to ease a human rights disaster in Libya, officials said.

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Europe draws in nearly half of funds raised via initial coin offerings: report

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly half of the cash that has poured into newly issued cryptocurrencies in recent years has been raised in Europe, research published on Thursday showed.

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UPDATE 8-NBC News fires 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - NBC News fired Matt Lauer, the popular host of its "Today" morning show, on Wednesday after a female colleague accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior, the network said, making him the latest rich and powerful man to be felled by such accusations.

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Lebanon's Hariri signals may withdraw resignation next week - statement

ROME (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri indicated on Wednesday that he might withdraw his resignation next week, saying matters were "positive" and he would rescind his decision if they remained so, a statement from his press office said.

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Lebanon's Hariri signals may withdraw resignation next week: statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday that matters were "positive" and if that continued, he would withdraw his resignation next week, a statement from his press office said.

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U.S. radio host Keillor fired over accusation of improper behavior

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. radio host Garrison Keillor, creator of the long-running folksy variety show "A Prairie Home Companion," has been fired over an accusation of inappropriate behavior, Minnesota Public Radio said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 7-NBC News fires 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after a colleague accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior, the network said on Wednesday, making him yet another rich and powerful man to be felled this year by accusations of harassment.

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Trump to host Libyan Prime Minister Sarraj at White House on Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will host Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj at the White House on Friday for talks on counterterrorism cooperation and ways to expand bilateral engagement, the White House in a statement on Wednesday.

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Avianca Airlines, shareholder agree to withdraw lawsuits

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Avianca Holdings and a shareholder agreed to withdraw their lawsuits that were filed following disagreements over a planned partnership with U.S. carrier United Airlines, the Colombian airline said on Wednesday.

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U.S. radio host Garrison Keillor fired over claim of improper behavior

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran U.S. radio host Garrison Keillor, creator of the folksy show "A Prairie Home Companion," has been fired over an accusation of inappropriate behavior, Minnesota Public Radio said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Avianca Holdings S.A. and Kingsland Holdings Ltd. Agree to Withdraw Lawsuits

* SAYS ‍CO & KINGSLAND HOLDINGS AGREED TO WITHDRAW THEIR RESPECTIVE LAWSUITS FILED IN NEW YORK STATE SUPREME COURT​

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This startup hopes you'll host a holiday party

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UPDATE 5-NBC News fires 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving what it called a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network said on Wednesday.

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NBC News fires 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving what it called a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network said on Wednesday.

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German court rules 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz' fit to go to jail

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court ruled on Wednesday that a 96-year-old German known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" was fit to go to prison, rejecting his plea for the sentence to be suspended.

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NBC News says it fired 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving what it called a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network said on Wednesday.

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NBC News says it fired 'Today' Show co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network announced on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-NBC News says it fired 'Today' Show co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network announced on Wednesday.

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Network says employee filed complaint about longtime 'Today' host over 'inappropriate sexual behavior'

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CEO quits as LSE tries to draw line under management row

LONDON (Reuters) - London Stock Exchange CEO Xavier Rolet is stepping down immediately and its chairman will not seek re-election, as the exchange tries to draw a line under a row with a top shareholder over management succession.

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UPDATE 3-CEO quits as LSE tries to draw line under management row

* Chairman signals he won't seek re-election in 2019 (Adds analyst comment)

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Exclusive: Colleague names Putin's daughter, then withdraws comments

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A colleague of Katerina Tikhonova from the world of acrobatic rock'n'roll confirmed that she is the younger daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and then later withdrew his comments, saying he had misheard the question.

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'Ghost ships' wash ashore in Japan

Four ships, some with dead bodies aboard, have washed ashore this month in Japan.

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Russian deputy PM downplays doping in soccer

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko downplayed on Tuesday the issue of doping among his country's soccer players, saying reports on the use of performance-enhancing drugs were an attempt to discredit Russia.

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CORRECTED-U.S. boom in RV shipments keeps rolling

Nov 28 (Reuters) - The boom in U.S. recreational vehicle sales keeps on rolling, thanks to a strong economy and a wave of retiring Baby Boomers and others filled with wanderlust.

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Trump: 'I don't see a deal' with Democrats on keeping government open

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he will meet on Tuesday with the Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, to discuss keeping the government open but cited differences with them.

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U.S. boom in RV shipments keeps rolling

(Reuters) - The boom in U.S. recreational vehicle sales keeps on rolling, thanks to a strong economy and a wave of retiring Baby Boomers and others filled with wanderlust.

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Tourists, authorities feel the heat as Bali volcano keeps airport closed

KARANGASEM, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia on Tuesday extended the closure of the airport on Bali as ash from a volcano swept the island, stranding thousands of tourists as authorities tried to persuade villagers to leave their homes near the erupting mountain.

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UPDATE 2-Tourists, authorities feel the heat as Bali volcano keeps airport closed

* Eruption could last several months (Adds comment from tourist, detail)

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Analysis: Undisciplined Trump can't keep eye on prize

President Donald Trump can't -- or won't -- keep his eye on the prize.

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On Soccer: How 2 Kidney Transplants Yielded Real Madrid’s ‘Secret Weapon’

Terry Nelson, the inventor of the buoyancy suits used by many of the world’s top clubs and teams, found that training in water helped him move forward after his transplants.

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As Sponsors Shy Away, FIFA Faces World Cup Shortfall

FIFA’s battered reputation is affecting its sponsorship program for next year’s World Cup. Several high-value slots remain empty with only six months to go.

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‘Ghost Guns,’ Homemade and Untraceable, Face Growing Scrutiny

A gun safety group founded by Gabrielle Giffords is trying to shut down websites that sell materials to build homemade weapons.

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News Analysis: Prince Harry Casts Aside Ghosts of Royal Marriages Past

Harry, fifth in line to the throne, may never be king. But his mere choice of bride may give Britain a strong shove into the future.

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Internet businesses ask U.S. to keep net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - AirBnb, Reddit, Shutterstock, Inc, Tumblr, Etsy, Twitter and a long list of small internet companies urged the Federal Communications Commission on Monday to scrap a plan to roll back net neutrality rules.

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U.N. asks Brazil for peacekeepers for Central African Republic

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The United Nations has asked Brazil to send troops to join its peace mission in the Central African Republic, said Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the U.N.'s head of peacekeeping operations, in an interview on Monday.

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Talk show host Seth Meyers to host 2018 Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Late night talk show host Seth Meyers will host the 2018 Golden Globe movie and television awards ceremony in January, organizers said on Monday.

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Chess federation vows 'huge effort' to include Israelis in Saudi-hosted match

ATHENS (Reuters) - The World Chess Federation (FIDE) is undertaking a "huge effort" to include Israeli players in a speed chess championship hosted by Saudi Arabia next month, the federation said on Monday.

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Futures rise, retailers draw interest on Cyber Monday

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Monday, with a bounce in retail stocks on Cyber Monday and the almost $2 billion-dollar buyout of publisher Time helping early sentiment among investors.

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Retail stocks keep rising after strong start to holiday sales

(Reuters) - Shares of retailers such as Macy's Inc and Wal-Mart were up on Monday following a promising start to the holiday season and ahead of what is expected to be the largest U.S. online shopping day in history.

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US STOCKS-Futures rise, retailers draw interest on Cyber Monday

Nov 27 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Monday, with a bounce in retail stocks on Cyber Monday and the almost $2 billion-dollar buyout of publisher Time helping early sentiment among investors.

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The Stone: Drawing a Line in the ‘Gay Wedding Cake’ Case

Two bakers in Colorado refused to sell cakes to customers. So why should one refusal be legal and the other not?

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Turkey says Trump must keep pledge on not arming YPG militia

ANKARA (Reuters) - A telephone call on Friday between U.S. and Turkish leaders marked a turning point in strained relations between the two countries, but Washington must honor a pledge to end weapons provisions to Syrian Kurdish fighters, Turkey said on Monday.

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Bubble or breakthrough? Bitcoin keeps central bankers on edge

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Central bankers say the success of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is just a bubble.

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The Catch-22 that keeps many vets from getting help

Joseph Heller would have had a field day describing what happens to too many American soldiers these days. While on active duty in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, they begin suffering mental health problems -- often they reflect the early onset of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Because of their illness, they act out, get in trouble with their chain of command, and are forced to leave with less than honorable discharges.

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Militants kill Egyptian U.N. peacekeeper in Central African Republic

DAKAR (Reuters) - Suspected Christian militias killed an Egyptian U.N. peacekeeper and wounded three others in an attack in southern Central African Republic on Sunday, the United Nations said in a statement.

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On Soccer: The Big Six and … Burnley? A Success Story Confounds the Statisticians

Almost a third of the way into the season, seventh-place Burnley has overcome all expectations — even its own.

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BRIEF-Cowen and CEFC China announce mutual agreement to withdraw from filing with the committee on foreign investment in the United States (CFIUS)

* Cowen and CEFC China announce mutual agreement to withdraw from filing with the committee on foreign investment in the United States (CFIUS)

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Officials keep searching for Argentine sub

The Argentine navy says it's not ready to give up a search for a vanished submarine, after the military revealed a sound consistent with an explosion was detected near the vessel's last known location last week off the country's South Atlantic coast.

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Black Friday draws early shoppers, but real frenzy is online

CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Turnout at U.S. retailers was relatively subdued on Black Friday, with many shoppers flocking to stores to eye items in person and enjoy the festive atmosphere while waiting to do their actual bargain hunting online.

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The agreements that keep some in DC from speaking out

As more and more women come forward with sexual harassment allegations in the workplace, others are remaining silent -- not because they don't want to share their powerful stories, but simply because, legally, they can't.

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REFILE-UPDATE 3-Black Friday draws early shoppers, but real frenzy is online

CHICAGO/NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Turnout at U.S. retailers was relatively subdued on Black Friday, with many shoppers flocking to stores to eye items in person and enjoy the festive atmosphere while waiting to do their actual bargain hunting online.

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Black Friday violence in Missouri, Alabama; sales draw early shoppers

CHICAGO/GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (Reuters) - Violence in Missouri and Alabama marred an otherwise subdued start to the U.S. holiday shopping season as bargain hunters flocked to malls for Black Friday deals.

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UPDATE 2-Black Friday violence in Missouri, Alabama; sales draw early shoppers

CHICAGO/GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Nov 24 (Reuters) - Violence in Missouri and Alabama marred an otherwise subdued start to the U.S. holiday shopping season as bargain hunters flocked to malls for Black Friday deals.

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Three U.N. peacekeepers, one Malian soldier killed in joint operation

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Three United Nations peacekeepers and one Malian soldier were killed and several others were wounded on Friday in an attack by unidentified assailants in northeastern Mali, the U.N. mission there said.

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Venezuela's Maduro keeps eye on prize: 2018 presidential vote

CARACAS (Reuters) - Just months ago, with crowds of protesters baying on the streets for the resignation of the "dictator" and "murderer," Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked like a goner.

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Rwanda Offers to Host African Migrants Stranded in Libya

The gesture could partly reverse the northward odyssey of African migrants seeking new lives in Europe.

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At UEFA, Mounting Concern About A.C. Milan’s Murky Finances

UEFA will decide early next month whether A.C. Milan, a seven-time European champion, has the financial resources to re-enter its continental championships should it play its way back in.

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UK's Brexit withdrawal bill to be debated from December 4

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's parliament will debate the Brexit withdrawal bill on Dec. 4, and on a further four days in the month, the leader of the House of Commons said on Thursday.

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UK's Brexit withdrawal bill to be debated from Dec. 4

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Britain's parliament will debate the Brexit withdrawal bill on Dec. 4, and on a further four days in the month, the leader of the House of Commons said on Thursday.

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'Never take a backward step', Socceroos laud Postecoglou legacy

(Reuters) - Tim Cahill led the way as a host of Socceroos paid tribute to the contribution coach Ange Postecoglou made to Australian football after his abrupt resignation as coach of the national team seven months before the World Cup.

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As lowest-ranked team, World Cup hosts Russia hope for upset

MOSCOW (Reuters) - World Cup hosts Russia, the lowest-ranked team in next year's tournament, hope to get past the group stage for the first time in post-Soviet history but, with a tepid attack, inconsistent goalkeeping and stiff competition, the odds are slim.

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Grand Buildings Help Keep Macy’s Afloat

The company’s real estate is now worth more than its market value.

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Wall Street flat as Fed minutes draw near

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks treaded water on Wednesday as technology and energy stocks battled for influence, ahead of the release of the minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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Putin hosts Iran, Turkey leaders in major new Syria diplomacy push

SOCHI, Russia/RIYADH (Reuters) - Russia's Vladimir Putin hosted the presidents of Turkey and Iran to discuss Syria on Wednesday, launching a major diplomatic push to finally end a civil war that has been all but won by the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

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Soccer - Bono stands firm as Toronto hold Columbus in first leg

(Reuters) - Toronto FC missed the attacking prowess of banned strikers Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco on Tuesday but a solid display from goalkeeper Alex Bono helped secure a 0-0 draw with Columbus in the first leg of their MLS Eastern Conference final in Ohio.

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Philippines set to keep open pit mining ban as Duterte rejects call to lift it

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine environment minister said on Wednesday that a ban on new open pit mining in the country would remain in place, with President Rodrigo Duterte rejecting government panel recommendations to reverse it.

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Philippines minister to keep open pit mining ban as Duterte rejects call to lift it

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu said on Wednesday he would keep a ban on open pit mining after President Rodrigo Duterte rejected a recommendation by a government panel to reverse it.

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Atlanta Rap Keeps Evolving. Quality Control Is Taking It Global.

The nimble record label in the world’s de facto hip-hop capital is working to build sustainable careers, not viral moments, in the streaming era.

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Any Trump NAFTA withdrawal faces stiff court challenge: legal experts

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - With NAFTA talks grinding toward stalemate, U.S. President Donald Trump may be tempted to carry out his threat to withdraw from the trade pact, but legal experts say such a decision could be defeated, or delayed significantly by court challenges.

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The First Time: Billy Porter: The First Time I Refused to Keep Playing a Stereotype

Seeing “Angels in America” in 1994 was the moment Mr. Porter, the Broadway star, realized he had to rethink his career path and chase a new dream.

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Radio host Mark Levin gets Fox News show

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Russia's Putin hosts Assad in fresh drive for Syria peace deal

MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad late on Monday for three hours of talks to lay the groundwork for a new push by Moscow to end Syria's conflict now that Islamic State's territorial caliphate is overrun.

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FIFA panel bans three former soccer officials for life

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's ethics watchdogs have banned three former soccer officials from Guam, Nicaragua and Venezuela for life as part of efforts to address widespread corruption in the sport, the world football governing body said on Tuesday.

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Russia's Putin hosts Syria's Assad for talks: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to talk about the need to move from military operations to the search for a political solution to Syria's conflict, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

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Witness in U.S. FIFA trial describes off-books payments to soccer officials

NEW YORK, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A government witness in the U.S. corruption trial related to soccer's world-governing body FIFA testified on Monday about millions of dollars paid to former soccer officials in exchange for broadcasting and sponsorship rights for international tournaments, all logged in a secret spreadsheet.

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EU picks Paris as new host for EBA after Brexit, sources say

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has picked Paris as the new host for its London-based banking authority after Britain leaves the bloc, in a second drawing of lots in just one evening, following three rounds of voting that failed to produce a winner.

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Paris, Frankfurt, Dublin race to host banking body after Brexit, sources says

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Paris, Frankfurt and Dublin went into a second-round vote on Monday as the European Union picks a host city for the European Banking Authority once Britain leaves the EU, three diplomatic sources said.

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Amsterdam to host EU drug agency in lucky-dip thriller

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Amsterdam won the right to host the EU's drug agency when it leaves London after Brexit after tying with Milan in a vote on Monday that was then decided by the drawing of lots, diplomatic sources said.

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Milan, Amsterdam face off to host EU drug agency: sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Milan and Amsterdam will run off later on Monday for the right to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) when the EU drugs body must leave London after Brexit, diplomats said after a vote.

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Qatar urges Gulf neighbors to let nationals attend 2022 soccer World Cup

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar is urging the four countries imposing a diplomatic and trade boycott against it to allow their nationals to attend the World Cup in Doha in 2022, a senior Qatari organizer said on Monday.

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Philippines' Duterte keeps open pit mining ban in policy clash

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has not lifted a ban on open pit mining, his spokesman said on Monday, going against the stance of a government panel and the environment minister who are seeking to reverse the policy.

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China draws three-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - China has proposed a three-phase plan for resolving the Rohingya crisis, starting with a ceasefire in Myanmar's Rakhine State so that refugees can return from Bangladesh, China's Foreign Ministry said ahead of meeting of European and Asian officials in Myanmar on Monday.

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Soccer: Colombian match postponed after team bus attacked

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A Colombian soccer match between Junior and Deportivo Pasto was postponed on Saturday after the visitors' bus was attacked, leaving a player and two members of the backroom staff injured, the league said.

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Moody's withdraws RCom's credit rating after missed payment

MUMBAI, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Rating agency Moody's said on Friday it has withdrawn its credit rating on Reliance Communications, as it considers the Indian telecom operator to be in default for missing an interest payment on its bonds that was due last week.

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Governments keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out.